Nephew arrested, accused of stabbing uncle to death in Pacific Beach apartment complex

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 14:25:20-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of stabbing his uncle to death at a Pacific Beach apartment complex.

At about 1 a.m., police received reports of a bloodied man appearing at a residential building in the 1800 block of Diamond Street and asking for help. Witnesses said he knocked on a resident's door and said he had been stabbed.

Emergency crews responded and took the injured 66-year-old man to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police questioned the victim's 37-year-old nephew and then arrested him in connection with the stabbing. 10News learned he and the victim lived together in a unit at the complex.

Homicide detectives did not immediately know the motive for the slaying.

A bloodied dog found roaming outside the complex was turned over to a shelter. The dog apparently lived in the dwelling with the victim and suspect; it was reportedly unhurt but dirtied by the victim's blood.

No other injuries were reported.